Another year, another still alive post

It’s been a relatively quiet year around these parts once again. That isn’t to say we haven’t been doing anything, though. The site here has come a long way towards getting everything back to par with where it was long ago. Drunk and Saturday streams are making their way back into the archive at a good rate, with some that were never available before seeing the light of day again. For better or worse. We also wrapped up all the long form archives earlier this year so we have over a decade of content available in the archive. That’s honestly pretty neat to think about.

We’ve also integrated Mastodon (and any other ActivityPub federated networks like Friendica, etc.) into the site entirely, which is a pretty neat because we can basically ignore Twitter and provide updates directly from the site. I’ll be getting stream start notifications going through here at some point so if you do want that, then follow @kuoushi for those, plus notifications for whenever a blog entry is posted, or a new video archive is added, or even when I just feel like shooting off a quick note about something. It’s a nice little feed of everything happening on the site, basically.

And last, but of course least, we did a few streams this year. Not too many, but also not the lowest year we’ve ever seen. Made it through some Homefront: The Revolution, fished a bit in Guild Wars 2 and raced a few skiffs, just some regular old kuoushi shit. Plus we started up a new stream frame with chat popups that I’m decently happy with. Gone is the handcam and massive frame, and back is the full screen video game like it should be. Handcam is still funny to me, though, so I might bring it back sometime.

But, that’s about it for the year. Stuff’s still happening here. I’m still planning to continue streaming as much as I’m able. Not planning on having anymore babies, so I might eventually get back into a regular schedule again. You never know.

Thanks for the years, here’s hoping for more.

Been a while, hello again

So it’s obviously been a number of months since kuoushi’s last stream, as well as since the last time an update has been posted here on the old blog. Time to remedy that a bit with a small update!

Basically, had a second kid so that slowed everything down. Just think of Vin Diesel saying family a few times and you’re on the same page.

With that news now out of the way, on to site related stuff!

Drunk Streams Returning to the Archive!

Ever since the fall of Viddler, drunk streams haven’t been something we could go back and re-watch for a long time. I’m remedying that now, but I have to watch through each drunk stream before getting it into the archive and some of these are absolutely rough. They will be offensive, and they probably won’t be that entertaining by my current lofty standards of comedy even. I mostly only suggest them as an educational look back into what awful people we were back in the day. Or at least me, I was pretty stupid.

Don’t worry, though, the more modern drunk streams with a much higher standard of humor will come in eventually. I just chose to start at the beginning and work my way up from there. There are like 430 or so different drunk or Saturday streams, so it’s a lot to get through. Aside from the RoboCop stream anyway. I put that one in the archive in its entirety with no cuts whatsoever. Still the most effort stream I’ve ever done, which is saying a lot about the quality of the rest of my streams.

After drunk streams, I’ll move on to getting things like the various specials and birthday streams up, though I might make an exception and go through to get a number of the 24 hour streams up sooner rather than later for no real reason other than to put them up.

A Return to Streaming and Doing it Live?

Uncertain when at this point, but it’s still a thing I’m wanting to do. I’d like to get a schedule back up and going, but with two kids that’ll be a bit tough. It’s on my radar, as always. Don’t give up too much hope. Or do, I’m not your dad.

Homefront returns, and another huge archive update

If the latest streams section on this website hasn’t clued you in yet, or the cool new stream calendar that I’ve put in hasn’t caught your attention yet, you may not have realized that we’ve started up our next set of streams to follow Alice: Madness Returns — Homefront: The Revolution. I have a rocky relationship with the Homefront series, stemming from the first game blocking all of my in-game progress with a waist-high barrier that I couldn’t get across during a drunk stream a long ways back, and then subsequently just simply jumping over said barrier a few years later and beating the game. So, playing the sequel to that will surely go well and I won’t have to worry about it being a buggy mess, right? Right.

Catch up on those Homefront: The Revolution streams in the archive, and maybe even join us live one of these days, or nights, or any of the other irregular times that I stream.

Now, with that out of the way, the real announcement for this post is that I have finally completed a significant amount of streams in the archive, and they’re all available now. Basically, every single longform stream that we’ve done over the years, from 2009 all the way to today, is now available in VOD form. This doesn’t yet include any of our drunk, Saturday, or otherwise special streams like the 24 hour ones, but it is a really cool significant milestone as it does cover the majority of our playthroughs over the years.

Here’s a few of the more recently added streams to the archive: Thief, Suikoden II, Breath of Fire 2, Chrono Trigger (even though the audio desyncs), Clock Tower 3, Deadpool, and a bunch of other odds and ends and games.

Honestly, it’s a lot of streams, and shit I’ve been doing this for a while. It’s been neat for me to at least vaguely revisit all of these streams and see what a dick I’ve always been. Hopefully they’re still enjoyable as entertainment to anyone who happens to go through them, and not just for my own personal entertainment from a historical (meaning, historical for me but not so much for the world) standpoint.

Thanks for all the times, ladies and gents. I’ll keep streaming, but it’s certainly been a long time from the beginning to now. Oh, and Happy New Year, I guess?

Alice’s Madness has finally Returned, and other good post titles

Well, not really any other good titles, I just suck at them.

Anyway, we’ve wrapped up our Alice: Madness Returns streams, and boy is it a video game! You walk forward, sometimes jump, sometimes stab, and sometimes pull levers/push buttons. Also, the game tells you exactly what to do at every given point, except on the last boss battle kind of. So that’s basically the only time you ever really “play a game”. The only thing here is a surface-level visual-cool, which is admittedly cool but that’s it. If you’re into that and listening to kuoushi complain about it, have a small scroll below to see all of the streams.

Alice: Madness Returns Stream Archives

Alice: Madness Returns #01
Posted on November 2, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #02
Posted on November 3, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #03
Posted on November 20, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #04
Posted on November 21, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #05
Posted on November 29, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #06
Posted on December 3, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #07
Posted on December 11, 2021
Alice: Madness Returns #08
Posted on December 11, 2021

There have also been a lot of archive updates happening in the background. Haven’t been specifically posting about them, but keep your eyes on there and you’ll start seeing things pop in. We’re actually getting closer to finishing up all of the main stream archives and will be moving on to full drunk and Saturday streams soon enough, so that should be pretty exciting for people. I think drunk streams were the ones people had the most fun during.

We’ll see what game we work on next though. Who knows what it’ll be.

Large archive update, and No one lives under the lighthouse

So we finally managed to update the archive with a bunch of new series, and we streamed a small horror game for Halloween. All in all, a pretty good weekend.

No one lives under the lighthouse

No one lives under the lighthouse #01
Posted on October 31, 2021

A pretty fun game overall, and I didn’t even finish it 100%. Nor will I. Not planning to specifically 100% the game, but it does seem like it has a lot to it so I recommend picking it up for like, $7 or whatever it costs.

On to the archive though, pretty large-scale update just went in. Dead Island makes an appearance, with all of its jank. Also we did it mostly co-op with Log and Krisper. Then, we also got Mark of the Ninja and all those stealthy good times. It’s an actual good game, though sadly some audio tech issues happened in the early streams. And lastly we delve back into the even more classic streams with Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. I’m still not a fan of Zelda games, but whatever.

All in all, a pretty productive time for the site and the stream. We’re getting closer to starting the massive project that is archiving all of the drunk streams, but we’ll get there when we do eventually.

Aliens vs Predator, and a few Marines in between

So we’ve done another good thing, and despite all of my lack of time, I’ve managed to knock this game out and finish it off. My very fair and honest review of this game is that it’s alright. Not great, not bad, but mostly forgettable. It’s possible I was just playing it wrong, and by playing it wrong I mean completely ignoring the campaign and proceeding to just play the multiplayer. Pretty standard choice to make for games like this. But hey, at least the shortest campaign was the most fun one. Almost like they just did a few set pieces from the other campaigns but didn’t really tie them together into a cohesive story or anything really.

Anyway, here’s the archives!

Alien vs Predator (2010)

Aliens vs Predator (2010) #01
Posted on October 3, 2021
Aliens vs Predator (2010) #02
Posted on October 16, 2021
Aliens vs Predator (2010) #03
Posted on October 24, 2021

And speaking of archives, I’ve managed to get the one here on the site updated with a few more full playthroughs. Nothing exciting since these were already on YouTube, but Tales of Eternia and The Walking Dead are there now, and that’s exciting because those are the last two holdovers from YouTube that hadn’t been included in the site here yet. I also fixed up the F.3.A.R. stream dates using some detective work by looking at my Steam achievements and the dates attached. I’m super smart.

In NEW archive news, I’ve also added in Surgeon Simulator, in which I was a very good surgeon and nothing ever went wrong.

So as you can see, I’m still here. Still streaming, still getting the archive in order, still alive. Go me.

Aliens vs Predator (2010) is our next game, and we’re terrible marines

So here we are, starting up a new game, and it’s totally a good one. Aliens vs Predator (not the original) seems like a good place to start, so that’s what we’re playing. First stream’s already done with and in the archive so if you missed it, then hop on over there to catch it.

Next stream will likely be much later as I don’t imagine I’ll have any time this coming weekend to stream due to work. Unfortunate, but them’s the breaks.

Not much else going on, so let’s just end this post here before it gets awkward.

Layers of Fear up, Layers of Fear down (+ F.E.A.R. 2 DLC)

Look at us, just playing through all these horror games and finishing them at a reasonably normal rate. Layers of Fear was absolutely a video game that we played, and white it had some decent atmosphere, it relied way too much on them jump scares. I know a jumped a few times, but like, it got more annoying than spooky most of the time. Still, was fun to kick around in and see what kind of games people are making. And hey, there’s a sequel out if that’s something you’d be interested in. And maybe I’ll play the DLC someday.

Layers of Fear Archive

Layers of Fear #01
Posted on September 25, 2021
Layers of Fear #02
Posted on September 26, 2021
Layers of Fear #03
Posted on October 2, 2021

And, on top of beating Layers of Fear, we also went back and ran through the (fairly) short DLC for F.E.A.R. 2. I guess it helped us to better see how we led into the third game, but it really was pretty damn short overall. Fun, in the same way the base game was fun, at least. It’s in the archive for that game if you’re interested.

Beyond that, I guess I should pick another new game to play next. Who knows what that’ll be. I certainly don’t, and won’t until the last minute probably.

Starting up Layers of Fear, and adding Sleeping Dogs to the archive

Since we technically finished playing through F.E.A.R. 2 last weekend, that means we had to pick a new game for this weekend. Who procrastinated until the last minute and had to pick a filler game? Sure wasn’t this guy. I totally wanted to stream this game since days long gone when I somehow obtained it. I’m actually not sure if I paid money for it though. Probably came in a bundle, or was free at some point? My memory is awful, and my Steam library supports my terrible OCD choices.

Anyway, Layers of Fear will get added to the archive as I stream it, so if you miss any due to it being so late at night and you’re asleep, just head on over to the category and catch up on them there.

On another note, just as the title states, I’ve updated the archive with all of the fun Sleeping Dogs streams I did. So, of you ever need to hear vaguely shit humor about and surrounding Asians, I guess you should watch.

Sleeping Dogs Archive

Sleeping Dogs #01
Posted on March 8, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #02
Posted on March 11, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #03
Posted on March 13, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #04
Posted on March 18, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #05
Posted on March 19, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #06
Posted on March 22, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #07
Posted on March 25, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #08
Posted on March 27, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #09
Posted on April 9, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #10
Posted on April 11, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #11
Posted on April 12, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #12
Posted on April 17, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #13
Posted on April 18, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #14
Posted on April 22, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #15
Posted on April 23, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #16
Posted on April 25, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #17
Posted on April 30, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #18
Posted on May 1, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #19
Posted on May 6, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #20
Posted on May 8, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #21
Posted on May 9, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #22
Posted on May 10, 2014
Sleeping Dogs #23
Posted on May 13, 2014

Yep, that’s a lot of streams. I sure as fuck used to stream quite a bit. Hopefully I can get a lot more games done like I used to!

An archive update, Shadow Warrior streams are here now!

So, managed to square away some time to update the archive and here we are. Our Shadow Warrior streams are up now and available for all of you cool people to watch. Also, you might’ve noticed that there was a Twitter post for this as well. Lots of cool stuff coming together for the site again, and aside from maybe a bit of slowness, it’s working pretty well.

Shadow Warrior Stream Archives

Shadow Warrior #01 (Drunk)
Posted on March 30, 2014
Shadow Warrior #02 (Drunk)
Posted on April 13, 2014
Shadow Warrior #03
Posted on May 16, 2014
Shadow Warrior #04
Posted on May 20, 2014
Shadow Warrior #05
Posted on May 24, 2014
Shadow Warrior #06
Posted on May 30, 2014
Shadow Warrior #07
Posted on May 31, 2014
Shadow Warrior #08
Posted on June 4, 2014
Shadow Warrior #09
Posted on June 5, 2014
Shadow Warrior #10
Posted on June 11, 2014
Shadow Warrior #11
Posted on June 13, 2014
Shadow Warrior #12
Posted on June 17, 2014

We’ll get some more stuff added to the archives soon. Maybe I’ll start delving into our Saturday and drunk streams finally. I’m sure those are what a lot more people have fun memories of, but I like my longform streams the most.